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East Barnby Day 3

Wednesday has been a busy and tiring, but fun filled day, spent mostly on the water!


Following breakfast, we sorted out the equipment that was needed for the day.  Helmets, paddles and life jackets were all collected along with new waterproofs for those who'd been particularly muddy yesterday.  Canoes were loaded onto the trailers and off we set for the River Esk at Ruswarp.  


Once at Ruswarp, we unloaded the trailers, lashed the boats together and set off down the Esk.  After we'd negotiated the weir, we paddled towards Whitby, stopping at the island under the bridge at Ruswarp for lunch.  Following lunch, we headed on the final leg of our trip, playing some games (lots of splashing involved!) and spotting shipwrecks and an alpaca or two, amongst other things. Finally, we arrived into the harbour at Whitby, pretty tired, fairly wet, but very happy!


After packing up the canoes and kit, we headed back to East Barnby where we finished the activities off with a sledging session on the dry ski slope. Tea was demolished and dorms tidied, before games and a chill out time in the centre.  


Highlights of the day have been not only the chance to paddle into Whitby, but the way everyone has worked together, supported each other and done a great job, even when the going got tough!  We're heading to bed now, looking forward to a good sleep before an adventure day in the woods tomorrow.  


Good night everyone!!!